Blizzard Quattro RS 2017 ReviewSeptember 21, 2016
- Super responsive
- Easy to turn
- Damp, excellent snow contact
- Silky feel
- Overpowered by some other skis in this category
- Rec league racers will prefer a more aggressive ski
- For frontside only
Blizzard's new Quattro line is built for people who love to make accurate, endlessly consistent turns on hard/groomed snow. The RS is perfect in that regard, although a little too luxurious for real edgeheads who want to scorch the slope.
It’s no coincidence that Blizzard’s new frontside carving series bears the “Quattro” moniker. This ski handles with the ease and confidence of a high-end sports car, arcing turns on hard snow with a wonderfuly luxurious feel. One of the more responsive, and versatile, skis in this category, the RS excels at making a variety of turns in hard and even slightly mixed conditions. It does so at a variety of speeds as well.
If you’re looking for a more hard-charging race league style ski, take a look a Rossi’s Hero or Atomic’s Redster, which come in it a lighter price point. But if you want to upgrade for the kind of ski that matches today’s state-of-the-art grooming, Blizzard built the RS just for you.Continue Reading
Peter Kray- Publisher
Peter Kray is a co-founder of the Gear Institute, and a longtime specialist in the testing of skis, snowboards and outdoor equipment.